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This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.

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This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.

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podcast – This Filipino American Life Podcast

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This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.

Rank #1: Episode 5.5 – On Filipino Accents

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Is mimicking Filipino accents an offensive act?  Do Fil Ams make fun of immigrants because they attempt to be American?  Is it OK when non-Filipinos imitate the accent?  When is it “all in good fun”? We understand the propensity of mimicking Filipino accents by many Filipino Americans stems largely from their class and cultural privilege...

Nov 17 2016
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Rank #2: Episode 76 (33) – When Filipino Pride Goes Wrong…

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Most of us have some ounce of Filipino pride.  “Successes” by other Filipinos such as Bruno Mars, Jordan Clarkson, and Catriona Gray become “successes” for us.  Because Filipinos are constantly rendered invisible in the Western world, we tend to internalize these victories as our own.  But what happens when fellow Filipinos do something “embarrassing”?  Countless...

Feb 20 2019
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Rank #3: Episode 25 – Filipino Americans and Panethnic Identity

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As a Filipino, do you identify as an Asian American?  Do you feel more affinity towards Mexican Americans and other Latinos?  Do you believe Filipinos are Pacific Islanders?  Do Filipino Americans belong to a specific “race”? These are some questions Filipino Americans grapple with all the time.  Living in the United States, “Asian,” “Pacific Islander,”...

Jun 19 2018
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Rank #4: Episode 5 – Back to School: Filipinos in Higher Education

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Back to School: Filipinos & Higher Education. A conversation about Pilipino Studies w/Ivy Dulay Daulo & Kevin Casasola. On this episode we share our personal college experiences and the role of Pilipino Studies and Asian American Studies has played in our lives. Special thanks to Ivy Dulay Daulo for sharing about her experiences as an...

Oct 17 2016
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Rank #5: Episode 78 – Filipino American Karaoke Culture

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Filipinos and karaoke go together like peanut butter and jelly, like peas and carrots, like green mangoes and bagoong. Karaoke is essential to every Filipino party and every late night Filipino beer house.  We perform karaoke in the swankiest KTV room to the local roadside hole in the wall.  Filipinos even kill each other over...

Mar 21 2019
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Rank #6: Episode 8 – Did you eat yet?: A Conversation with Filipino Kitchen

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Nakakaon ka na ba?  Kumain na kayo?  Nangan kan?  Did you eat yet? Ah yes…the question your parents/grandparents/family members ask you as you walk in the door.  Among Filipinos, it’s a more common way to say hello. Food is perhaps the most innate thing that makes us human.  It keeps us alive.  It comforts us. ...

Jan 20 2017
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Rank #7: Episode 26.5 – Filipino American Weddings

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(Photo Credit: In The Clouds Events) The union of two people is a very momentous occasion and the catalyst for much celebration throughout human history.  Weddings signify many things from the love of two people, the alliance of two families, and the coming together of a community. Weddings also signify exclusion.  Marriages were and still...

Aug 02 2018
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Rank #8: Episode 22.5 – Filipino and Filipino American Slang

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Naks naman, pre! Everyday, we hear a new term or phrase or acronym that we totes have to google. With the ever evolving ways of communicating, we can expect some of our words and phrases to be shortened and even more so, turn into widely-used slang. Slang has multiple uses.  It can be used for...

Apr 05 2018
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Rank #9: Episode 73 (31.5) – Reflections on Beauty Pageants and Miss Universe Catriona Gray

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Though beauty pageants in the Philippines can be traced back to the celebration of Santacruzan and other religious festivals, modern beauty pageants, emerged out of the Manila Carnival, an annual event during the early 1900s.  According to scholar Genevieve Clutario, the queen contest became a platform where both Filipino nationalists’ and American colonial officials attempted...

Jan 09 2019
51 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 10 – Filipinos in the Nursing Industry

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Are you a nurse?  Do you know someone or are you related to someone in the nursing field? (Hahaha…of course you do!).  Ever wonder why there are so many Filipino nurses in the United States? The statistics are astonishing.  According to Aaron Terrazas and Jeanne Batalova from the Migrant Policy Institute, nearly one of every...

Mar 14 2017
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Rank #11: Bonus Episode – TFAL talks Crazy Rich Asians

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On this bonus episode the TFAL crew talks about the recent phenomenon that is Crazy Rich Asians. The popular novel by Kevin Kwan debuted in 2013. The film premieres this month with high expectations. Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, and director Jon M. Chu grace the cover of Hollywood Reporter with the cover story The...

Aug 09 2018
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Rank #12: Episode 77 (33.5) – Healthy Filipino Cooking: A Conversation with RG Enriquez of Astig Vegan

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We talk a lot about food on the podcast (and in life) partly because it’s fun, but also because it creates discussion about recipes, deliciousness, and creativity. Filipino cuisine continues to evolve. Creative home cooks and chefs alike are more mindful about available ingredients relative to their geography and health benefits of delicious alternatives. If...

Mar 06 2019
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 20 – Pop Culture and Cultural Appropriation

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On this episode of This Filipino American Life, the crew talks about their experiences with pop culture before hashing things out with pop culture scholar and fellow Pop Rocket podcaster, Karen Tongson. Find out who in the crew loves Steven Universe, music, food, gambling, and sports. (Hint hint: it’s someone in the picture.) Also listen...

Jan 18 2018
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Rank #14: Episode 20.5 – Walang Hiya

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“Ay nako…walang hiya ka!” or “Walang hiya si ________.”  Many of us have heard these phrases before.  It may be the ultimate insult, or the start of a juicy gossip story.  But what is hiya? Hiya closely translates to “shame” in English.  To say “walang hiya” is to accuse someone of having no shame.  It’s a...

Feb 06 2018
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Rank #15: Episode 13 – Filipinos and Gentrification

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Apparently, cities are back. People are moving back into the inner core of cities. Coffee shops, bars, and artisanal eateries are thriving in certain neighborhoods. Millennials are ditching their cars for public transportation. Politicians are touting the brand new economy of “hipster-dom” that is reviving cities nationwide. But what do these changes mean for families...

Jun 05 2017
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Rank #16: Episode 25.5 – The Bakit List 2.0

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Why do Filipinos put raisins in everything?  Why are there so many Fil Am Justins?  Why is every current Philippine movie released in the U.S. about some drug lord?  Bakit?  Bakit?  Bakit????  In this TFAL mini-episode, we goofballs tackle these life-changing questions and more!  We don’t have all of the answers (or any logical ones...

Jul 03 2018
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Rank #17: Episode 9 – Love Life of An Asian Guy

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On this episode of This Filipino American Life, the TFAL crew talks about their experiences with blogging. Blogspot, Xanga, Livejournal and countless other internet sites were the home to our early 00s thoughts and terrible spoken word poetry.  In this new era of blogging, Facebook has become the home of writing down these thoughts. One...

Feb 21 2017
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Rank #18: Episode 12.5 – Reflections on “My Family’s Slave” and Katulong Culture

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Most of us have read “My Family’s Slave” on the Atlantic, written by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Tizon.  The article saddened us, angered us, and confused us.  What’s to make of the story of Eudocia Pulido, aka Lola, who toiled her whole life against her will and without pay for a family that wasn’t...

May 25 2017
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Rank #19: Episode 23 – Filipino Healing Traditions w/ Herbalaria

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If you grew up in a Filipino household, it’s possible that you’ve had experiences with natural medicines or remedies —  from your parents use of the aloe vera plant on a burn to the use of tawas as underarm deodorant. For TFAL co-host Ryan, he would have never known the healing effects of ginger root had...

Apr 18 2018
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Rank #20: Episode 75 (32.5) – Pinoy Basements: A Conversation with Filipino American Actor Eugene Cordero

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You might recognize Eugene Cordero from roles in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Wrecked, or the film The Mule. The TFAL crew love him as Pillboi in The Good Place. On this episode the TFAL crew chats it up with Eugene and learn about his path into comedy and improv. We also find out how he convinced his parents...

Feb 06 2019
1 hour 12 mins
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